About the property
- House7000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
6 Bed / 7 Bath / Sleeps 16 / 4 Apartments w/ Kitchens / Great pool & BBQ area!
The 'Castillo de Amber' is derived after the natural beauty of its namesake, translating to 'The Amber Castle' in English. This unique, 4-level, 6-bedroom rental villa is located in the central Manuel Antonio, along Pacific Canyon Drive--which is known for its gorgeous rental villas, easy access to restaurants and bars, and postcard views of the ocean and national park. Each floor has its own kitchen, living area and ocean-view balcony. The pool is huge, and has its own kitchen, barbecue and bar area (complete with stereo!). The surrounding rainforest is alive with wildlife, and its common to see all three kinds of monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans and other animals.
The Castillo de Amber consists of 4 levels:
1. upper/garage level
Amber Chamber (2 Bed / 2 bath)
- ocean-view master bedroom with ensuite bath (incl tub) and balcony
- ocean-view guest bedroom with shared bath
- great kitchen bar & dining area
- loft lounge with a queen sofa-bed
2. middle level
Juate Suite (2 Bed / 2 bath)
- ocean-view master bedroom with ensuite bath and balcony
- guest bedroom with shared bath
- great Romanesque open-air living and dining area
Perkunas Studio (1 Bed / 1 bath)
- ocean-view studio with ensuite bath, double bed and balcony.
- kitchenette with small fridge, coffee maker, toaster and blender
3. lower level
Kastytis Kourt (1 Bed / 1 bath)
- ocean-view master bedroom with ensuite bath and balcony
- private bath with shower
- comfy living area with queen sofabed
4. Pool Level
- huge, ocean-view pool with fountain and loungers
- outdoor covered kitchen area with fridge, sink, barbecue grill, stereo and ocean-view bar
- suggestion: hire a chef and server to bring tapas and drinks down to the pool!
Castillo de Amber comes with concierge service, daily maid service (MTWTFS), and night time security. Within walking distance are numerous well-known and delectable restaurants, such as Agua Azul, Cafe Milagro, Emiliio's, el Avion, Lush and more. Public transportation to the main public beach (Playa Espadilla) runs nearby every 30 minutes, and the trip is just 5 minutes.
For families, groups of friends, weddings and other holiday-goers, the Castillo de Amber is an ideal, central villa with 4 independent, lockable areas--all with ocean views and kitchens.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 19, 2018
About Nicole Bastian
Manuel Antonio Rental Properties specializes in luxury vacation rental homes, villas and condos in beautiful Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. All of our properties have ocean views, a pool, and concierge services.
Nicole Bastian purchased this House in 2014
What makes this House unique
Incredible ocean views and within walking distance to every place one could desire. Fabulous visits from wildlife.... A great community that we now call home!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful view - Howler monkeys each morning for an alarm clock!
Our group of 10 people loved our stay at Castillo de Amber. It's location is a short walk to some of our favorite MA restaurants (Cafe Milagro and Barba Roja) and a short taxi ride from the others (El Avion, La Cantina). The house itself is very well situated, providing enough space for everyone. 2 out of 6 rooms have two twin beds pushed together, so if you have more than 4 couples staying at the house you'll end up pulling straws for who gets stuck with the twins. This wasn't a big deal for our group but it could be for others. The only issue we had was the air conditioning in the one room not working when we arrived, but Vanessa did a great job getting someone to come to the house on Sunday to perform the repair, and since we had an extra room the couple slept in there. The main reason to stay at Castillo de Amber is the view, which is what I most look forward to whenever traveling to MA. Each day we were woken up by howler monkeys in tree around 200 feet from the pool and it was amazing. Everyone would wake up shortly after 5 to meet in the main kitchen, drink coffee, and watch the wildlife. There were several days where the squirrel and capuchin monkeys where running around the pool over our feet as we decided what to do for the day. If you enjoy seeing the wild life in Costa Rica this place will bring it front and center for you each day. Toucans, several types of iguanas, hummingbirds, monkeys, a sloth in the next door neighbor's tree, geckos, and even raccoons where seen throughout our stay. Either raccoons or monkeys got into one of our coolers we accidentally left out at the outside kitchen, leaving a mess that we all ended up laughing about. The only time we saw more wildlife was when we where on the beach at the national park.
We loved the view from the main kitchen/dining area. The windows here actually open up, which allowed us to really experience an amazing thunderstorm we had one of the nights. There is a house immediately to the right of Castillo de Amber that you do not really see in any of the pictures, but it didn't matter. The entire group (5 of which had never been to Costa Rica before) had an amazing time during our stay, and the house was a major reason for that. Thank you Vanessa for everything you did, looking forward to the next time we are able to travel to CR.
Castillo De Amber, Quepos, Costa Rica
The house was nice and having a chef for a couple of the days was excellent. The heavy dependence on cash was a logistical challenge and the tour of the rain forest was at the same time interesting and disappointing. Overall, my experiences at VRBO properties in Belize and St. George Island were superior. It is unlikely I will return to Costa Rica.
Great Place near Manuel Antonio
My family enjoyed our week in Manuel Antonio and Castillo de Amber was a perfect place to stay. The location was convenient. We drove to the park and other sites, but we could easily walk to get groceries, coffee, or dinner. We used the upper level. It was very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. Vanessa was super helpful and went out of her way to make out stay wonderful. The view is great and nearly everyday we would see interesting wildlife right out the window.
Great stay at Castillo de Amber!
We visited Manuel Antonio for a guys' fishing trip with 9 people. Castillo de Amber proved to be the perfect accommodations for us and I'd highly recommend it.
The house was great. Views from every floor. The rooms were tidy and clean when we arrived. We loved having maid service every day.
The website descriptions were very accurate, and as you can tell from the descriptions, there are 4 different units that are all joined together very well. For our group (9 single guys) it worked great, because everyone had their own living area, but the main floor dining room worked fine as a common area for breakfast and dinner.
The swimming pool was great, and we made good use of it every day after fishing. It was very clean, despite the lush foliage that overhangs the patio.
The property includes 4 levels with a lot of stairs, so it certainly could be a challenge for groups with elderly or disabled guests. However, the street level unit is the largest and includes the biggest kitchen, so a disabled or elderly guest could stay on that level.
One of the highlights of Castillo de Amber was Vanessa, the concierge. It was such a luxury to have a personal concierge, and Vanessa was very prompt, professional and personable. She did grocery shopping, made restaurant recommendations, arranged for a taxi van, and helped us with a small issue with had with the A/C in one of the rooms. She also arranged for a private chef, which was amazing...the chef prepared breakfast each morning, and a steak dinner one night.
The location for Castillo de Amber is great. It is located a short (3 min) walk to the main road in Manuel Antonio, and we walked to dinner every night. There is also a sports bar / casino that the guys enjoyed. The casino isn't much, but we played a few hands of low stakes blackjack. From Castillo de Amber, we took a 5-10 minute taxi ride to the marina, and when we went to the beach we actually took the local bus which great.
I highly recommend this house, and especially Vanessa and ManuelAntonioRentalProperties.com!
We loved Castillo de Amber, it was like home. We spent 14 days with friends in a Juate Suite and had a wonderful time. Rooms were extremely clean ( 2 bedrooms , living room and kitchen)with air conditioner, with a huge veranda. We loved all the rooms and a great views from this property. Every morning having breakfast you can see this incredible views of the ocean and Manual Antonio park . Nature is everywhere here. From the beautiful tropical birds to monkeys. During our time there were several sunning themselves around the pool. Good location , walking distance to restaurants and stores. Castillo de Amber is a great place to stay and the experience was very positive.
Come and enjoy!
Great Place for Families
I had the pleasure of staying at Castillo de Amber this September, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The different apartments worked well for my family--the 'kids' (23 & 26) stayed in their own apartment, and my sister stayed in the 1-bedroom.
I also really enjoyed being centrally located--the kids would walk to the bus stop, or bars, and we could walk to the restaurants.
Manuel Antonio national park!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$1,000 damage deposit required (through authorization form w/ passport copy).